Seller: barrie5757 (721) 100%, Location: cambridge, Ships to: GB, Item: 252442378794 Product Type: Armchairs, Original/Reproduction: Original, Age: Post-1950, Material: Beech, CustomTag_0: DELIVERY £60 7-21 DAYS OR YOU COLLECT, Details: For sale here is this great pair of vintage East German 1950s Bartholomew cocktail chairs.Original condition. DESCRIPTION,This fantastic pair of mid century chairs were made in East Germany sometime in the 1950swe bought them in Leipzig last month.I have been very lucky lately and have been able to buy quite a few pairs of exceptional cocktail chairs. I would say these are one of best pairs of cocktail chairs that I have in stock at the moment. When I say exceptional I don't just mean condition and quality but as a great example of this style of chair. In a London mid century shop they would be £1,000+ This very stylish pair of chairs are typical of the style and design from this post-war East German era of the mid 1950s. The shape of the back flaring out from the bottom towards the top is the style known as a Bartholomew chair. They are in great original condition. They are a fantastic looking pair of mid century chairs. original fabric typical of this period it was quite common to use two different colours of the same fabric. Another nice design details is the Barcelona leg, they are splayed outwards,understated but a really effective way of lightening the whole chair. They also have a big flare to the top of the back and a really deep curve which is not only comfortable but a real standout design feature. This along with the scallop shape to the back makes for chair that is very easy to look at.They are also makes them very comfortable to sit in if sit slightly sideways on you can use the back as an armrest as well as the back rest. This style of chair are very fashionable at the moment, chairs from this period like these have become something of a style icon. so much so they are being reproduced more than any other style at the moment and most websites are asking £500 plus for the reproductions which don't have any of the charm these original ones do. CONDITION.As they are at the moment, they are in original condition they have not been restored in any way.The frames are very strong and sturdy and there is no damage to the main structure of the chairs, no woodworm, no wobbly arms or legs. All of the wood is in good condition, the colour of the wood on the arms is a warm honey colour. The fabric is in good condition and the colour may have faded a little there is a little bit of wear on the shoulders of the chair where the pile of the fabric is just a little thin. (See picture). This is reflected in the price. They are a great shape and could be recovered in a more contemporary fabric if you so desire, but personally I feel they are perfect as they are. Finally I will add that they are very comfortable. the seat is sprung but firm and the shape of the back is very supportive. These chairs in a good London mid century shop would be £1,000 + I know that because I supply a lot of them. have a look at this link http://www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk/upcycled-1950s-bartholomew-cocktail-chair---citrus-orange-underground-velvet-27925-p.asp So here is your chance to buy a pair of great chairs at a trade price. Dimensions (approx)Height -74cmwidth- 70cmDepth- 73cmSeat height - 43cm HERE IS A LINK TO MY EBAY SHOP... HUNDREDS OF AMAZING CHAIRS AND OTHER GREAT ITEMS http://stores.ebay.co.uk/LA-BELLE-BAZAARDelivery.The best thing to do about delivery/collection is to call us first on 07941 314950 We live in Scarborough but my warehouse is in Cambridge (I know, confusing!!) we are very happy for the buyer to collect from either place. OR"SOUTH OF ENGLAND"WE DO 2 DELIVERY RUNS A MONTH, MIDDLE AND END OF THE MONTH. £60 PER PAIR OF CHAIRSor For the THE NORTH, WALES, LOWLAND SCOTLAND, CORNWALL, DEVON you can try Paul on 07760 255392. He is an independent eBay furniture courier who we can highly recommend(ALSO £60) If you have any questions about this or any other item please do not hesitate to call on (07941) 314950.